It has begun

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tumbling K, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    They were bent in an egg for quite a while, and they are getting used to walking standing. it will straighten out. don't put those horrible bandaids on her foot. I had 2 chicks I got from other people with bad toes at hatch and they all cured themselves one took 2 weeks but it was fixed.
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I wouldn't use "horrible bandaids" either, but chick shoes can work really well in straightening out a curled toe. Can you massage it straight?

    If you don't see improvement tomorrow, you can cut a shoe out of cardboard and tape the chick's toes flat on the board. Only takes a few days to get them growing straight.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/710778/deformed-claw-unable-to-fix-now-what

    Good luck with your new babies!
     
  3. BrandenS

    BrandenS Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I figured it wasnt something to worry about, but was curious. I belive it is a mix between my back cochin bantam and a polish mixed breed that is black and golden laced.
     
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    BrandenS Out Of The Brooder

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    I like the shoe idea though if it comes to that
     
  5. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Best advice I can give you is sit and wait and don't pull anything until lock down... The early candles I thought I had spinning yolks or wierd stuff and I ended up hatching all... Just candle to mark air cell...
     
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  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    :goodpost:

    I don't toss anything until I'm totally sure it's not viable. Have read about them being cracked open and a viable embryo being found.
     
  7. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    Next time I turn eggs, I swear I will not candle. I am going to wait until Friday candle again! I can do it.
     
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  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    You can do it! :thumbsup

    I try (and I use the word try very loosely indeed!!) not to candle too much as I find you get a better idea of growth when you have left more days inbetween. You can see changes a lot more clearly.
     
  9. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    thanks York.
     
  10. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Plus, Friday is not too far off. Hope you get lots of growth by then!

    Glad the kids are enjoying the process!!
     

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